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Seaver-Brown Chapel
Monday October 21st, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Tuesday October 22nd, 2019

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Patricia "Patsy" Bise Tilson


PATRICIA “PATSY” BISE TILSON, age 84, passed away Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Valley Health Care Center, Chilhowie, Va.

Patsy was the picture-perfect sister, wife, mom, mother-in-law, mawmaw and friend. She loved her Lord and enjoyed singing and playing hymns. Patsy had her family in church and enjoyed that part of their lives. She was a wonderful cook and a fun people person which made grocery shopping an all-day event. Patsy enjoyed keeping her home – flowers, birds and picking apples. Her grandchildren have many fond cooking memories with their mawmaw. Her laugh, smile, and sweet way will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Tilson; parents, Otis and Mamie Bise; siblings, Charlotte, Irdell and Eugene; and grandson, Zachery Daugherty.

Patsy is survived by her daughter, Tammy Tilson and special friend, Thomas Willis; sons, Roy Tilson, Jr. and wife, Teresa all of Seven-Mile-Ford, Va., Steven Tilson and wife, Lois, Tim Tilson and wife, Jennifer, all of Atkins, Va.; sisters, Girthel Smith and husband, Ed of Fla., Zanobia “Dot” Fore and husband, Ronnie of Glade Spring, Va.; brothers, Otis Bise, Jr. and wife, Jean of Saltville, Va., Mason Bise and wife, Sadie of Glade Spring, Va., Jack Bise and wife, Wanda of Tenn.; grandchildren, Hannah Elyce Tilson of Atkins, Va., Gabriel Frazier Tilson Daugherty of Seven-Mile-Ford, Va.; special sister-in-law, Marie Tilson of Marion, Va.; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Doris and Mindy.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Pastor Mark Totten officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery, Marion, Va.. The family will receive friends Monday, October 21, 2019 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel, or any time at the home of Roy and Teresa Tilson in Seven-Mile-Ford, Va.

To share memories of Patricia “Patsy” Bise Tilson, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Patsy’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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I never met Patsy but was a friend of her younger brother, Jack while in high school. I also talked with their dad when he came in to pay his home insurance. Without meeting the entire family, I always knew this was a special family, especially when it came to a christian home. My condolences to each one who loved Patsy. Alma Jean & Carl Pennington, Chilhowie, VA

carl.pennington@comcast.net Nov 5 2019 12:00 AM

Tim, I am so sorry about your mom. She was a special lady..I enjoyed being around her when you would have a cookout or any other time. She was a blessing. Jenny sure had a great mother in law. It has been a blessing to have you and Jenny as good friends. she is rejoicing in heaven right now with Lana. Bobby and Courtney

Bobby DeBord Oct 21 2019 12:00 AM

Roy and family, My thoughts and prayers go out to you during the loss of your Mom. I know she was a fine lady from all you use to say about her. Heaven gained a good one.

Pam Rolen Oct 19 2019 12:00 AM

Roy & Teresa, Steve & Lois, Tim & Jennifer & Tammy, Sorry to hear about Patsys passing and the loss in your lives. Patsy always glowed when talking about her family. I will always remember Patsy for her singing, playing the piano at our small Presbyterian Chapel on Matson Drive and her love for her family. Love, thoughts and prayers to all family and friends during this time. Love and Peace, Tina Williams & Betty Hall

Tina Williams Oct 19 2019 12:00 AM

I am so honored to have Patsy as an Aunt. She blessed everyone she came in contact with. I am glad she is with our Lord. I pray the wonderful memories will give you comfort.

Jenny Moore Oct 18 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Tim, Jennifer and Hannah and family, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother and grandmother. May God give you grace during this time. Remember and cling to the Good Times. We will be keeping you in our prayers.

Helen and Glen Vernon Oct 18 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. May God comfort the family during this time of loss. Praying for all.

Sue Ashlin Oct 18 2019 12:00 AM

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